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Steven Michael Ruffalo

Wheaton Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. My attorney filed a motion to vacate; attorney never argued the motion; dismissed the motion from the court call; what to do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gini S. Marziani
    2. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    3. Robert Thomas Kuehl
    3 lawyer answers

    You would be entitled to receive notice from your attorney that she was asking the Court for leave to withdraw. However, inasmuch as the motion you want heard was withdrawn, it may be refiled and renoticed for presentment. To determine this we would need to know the type of Motion insofar as some motions are time sensitive and can be stricken or denied if not filed timely. Your issues need attention now, and whatever the direction you choose, you should indeed seek the advice of counsel at...

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  2. What constitutes a "response" in Illinois?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. David Samuel Willig
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consider contacting the broker or agency from whom you purchased the policy. They should help you cut through the red tape, determine the status of the claim and work as your liaison to the insurer. If you have tried this and are still not getting anywhere, there should be a claims adjuster assigned to the claim. Contacting that person would be a logical next step. If you are being ignored or stonewalled, you may consider filing a complaint with the Illinois Department of...

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  3. How do I remove myself as a guarantor for Merchant Account Services?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    2. Michael James Duffy
    2 lawyer answers

    Prepare a letter to Merchant in care of the same person you dealt with and the company's President. In the letter state that effective immediately you are terminating the guarantee you signed. Send the letter by Fax or Fed Ex so you can confirm its delivery. If there is no balance due on the account your termination effectively takes you off of the guarantee. If there is a balance due, only that portion is subject to the guaranty. There are many other issue areas but it sounds from your...

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  4. My partner and I started a small LLC as a software dev company. I'd like to remove my name and let my partner own it solely.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    2. Sarah Elizabeth Buck
    3. Charles R Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    Depends on whether your LLC is member managed or manager managed and whether K1s were issued. Generally speaking you could resign and tender your membership interests back to the LLC.

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  5. I was told that for a Sole Proprietor photography company that i don't need a business license is this true?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    2. Robert John Murillo
    3. Steven D. Imparl
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contact the City of Hillsboro and Montgomery County to determine whether a business license is required in your particular case which may depend upon whether you are opening a store for business in the City and/or County. Next you can visit the State's website (http://www2.illinois.gov/Business/Pages/registration.aspx) to further investigate licensing and registration requirements. I will say that you are likely to be much better off seeking the assistance of a local attorney to...

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  6. What does "case passed generally" mean?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Gerald William Napleton
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    4. Steve Eliot Sanderfer
    5. Patrick Gregory King
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Passing a case is equivalent to continuing the case without taking any action. It may have been that the Judge questioned whether the Defendant was given proper notice to appear or that the case was passed for a few minutes to give the Defendant additional time to appear and perhaps the Plaintiff's counsel left and failed to return to seek an order or ruling.

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  7. How do i apply to transfer case from law division of cook county illinois court to chancery division?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    2. Sarah Elizabeth Buck
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    You will need to allege these facts in an affirmative defense to the Lender's claim for the deficiency amount, attaching whatever documents support the facts alleged. You don't seem to need a counterclaim and it does not appear there is any basis to seek transfer from Law Division to Chancery. You should consult with counsel for assistance.

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  8. What legal action do I have if I was sexually assaulted repeatedly when I was 8 to 10 by a minor who was 2 yrs older I am 16

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    2. Bruce E. Burdick
    3. Daniel G. Galivan
    4. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    4 lawyer answers

    Call the DuPage County Sheriff to report what has happened to you. These are are serious criminal charges. Civil claims should not drive this at the outset as the perp. needs to be prosecuted ASAP. Consult with local counsel as to civil claims.

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  9. I keep getting calls from a litigation lawyer giving me 48hrs to respond. This has been going on for a month. Is it real?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Peter W Thomas Jr.
    5. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    5 lawyer answers

    If the caller has not identified the nature of the call, who he/she represents or the subject matter, then you should ignore the calls. Most attorneys would draft a letter covering the subject they wish to address instead of simply calling and leaving a nondescript message demanding a call back based on an arbitrary deadline....here 48 hours.

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  10. Can I sue the person who signed for me without my knowledge the act of ownership of the vehicle we had together what lawyer need

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Steven Michael Ruffalo
    2 lawyer answers

    You should go the police department and explain the situation as this sounds like forgery which is a criminal offense.

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